Olivier Truong

In 2004, 12 year old Olivier spent his school nights time hanging out in Warcraft III Battle.net lobbies.

That innocent kid fell into a rabbithole. One where people modded their favorite maps and created worlds.

Many thousands of lines of code later, I started my career at Facebook and led development of Messenger Reminders.

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Books

  • Never Eat Alone

    Those who pride themselves on being a "lone wolf", like I did, will see things differently after this read.

  • Make It Stick

    I wish I'd read this book in high school.

  • So Good They Can't Ignore You.

    I'd liked to have read this book earlier in my career.

  • A Guide to the Good Life

    This one requires the right timing. I found solace in this book in my lowest moments.

  • Alibaba: The House That Jack Ma built

    Jack Ma's story is one of humble beginnings.

  • That Will Never Work

    I had a lot of misconceptions about Netflix's founding story and this put into perspective how difficult their early days were.

  • From Third World to First

    Singapore's story is as fascinating as her father, Lee Kuan Yew. Those interested in the affairs of Southeast Asia will enjoy this read.